Arhīvs: Jūlijs 2015

Competition for doctoral scholarship award in radio astronomy or astrophysics


The Ventspils University College (hereinafter – VUC; ) announces an international competition for a four year 1420 €/month doctoral scholarship award in radio astronomy or astrophysics resulting in a doctoral thesis in one of the three main research areas of the VUC Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Center (VUC VIRAC; ): solar physics, astrochemistry, or investigations of natural or man-made near-Earth objects.

The research efforts are to take place in the VUC VIRAC, while the PhD studies – in one of the Latvian or world's leading universities. The student has the opportunity to use the recently upgraded world class VUC VIRAC radio telescopes with 32 and 16 m diameters.

The competition is open to any applicant that fulfils the following requirements:

  • The applicant’s qualifications shall comply with the requirements of the doctoral studies,
  • A planned or approved PhD thesis topic shall correspond to a research area of radio astronomy or astrophysics,
  • The applicant conforms to at least one of the following criteria:

The applicant shall submit the following documents in Latvian or English:

  • Copies of a valid passport or an ID and a document confirming a qualification which, in accordance with the Regulations, allows access to doctoral studies (the originals are to be presented if the copies are not notarized);
  • A Europass CV;
  • A letter of motivation;
  • An abstract of the planned PhD thesis endorsed by the potential supervisor;
  • A list of publications (if any);
  • Letters of recommendation (if any).

The Regulations of the Competition can be found here.

Documents or their copies in Latvian or English shall be submitted (a passport or an ID is to be presented) on workdays 10:00 – 16:00 at Ventspils University College, Inzenieru 101, Ventspils, LV-3601, Latvia before July 30, 2015. Scanned copies may also be e-mailed to with the originals or notarized copies supplied if the scholarship is awarded. The VUC is not responsible for any technical problems or malfunction of e-mail services. Results will be announced before August 15.

The information on this advertisement is only informative. If it is contrary to the Regulations of the Competition, the Regulations apply. 

Additional information:
Eva Fibiga
tel. +37129230818